May 20, 2010

(1/13/1944 - 1/28/2010)

A memorial service for James Thomas Hart, 66, of Junction City, KS, was held Wednesday, February 3, 2010, with the Rev. Charles Scott officiating at the Penwell-Gabel Johnson Funeral Chapel. Cremation has taken place. Mr. Hart passed from this world Thursday, January 28, 2010, at Mercy Regional Hospital in Manhattan, KS, after a two-day illness.

James was born January 13, 1944, in Kinston, NC, to Thad Alonza and Florence (Andrews) Hart. James was a lineman for Westar Energy for many years.

James married Mavis G. (Jerry) Reed, formerly of Gorin, MO, on June 23, 1990, in Junction City, KS. She survives of the home.

He also is survived by three daughters, Kathy Coleman of Junction City and Connie Hart and Jessie Lynn Hart, both of New Bern, NC; two sons, James S. Valleroy of Tampa, Fla., and Michael Hart of New Bern; two brothers, Jimmy Shelton of New Bern and Sonny Hart of Oriental, NC; two sisters, Ann Hart-Jones of Fort Barnwell, NC, and Carol Hart Salvucci of New Bern; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Leslie Hart, Sr.

James worked for Westar Energy until he retired. He belonged to the Masonic Lodge, the Shriner’s, Scottish Rite, the American Legion and the Eagles.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Omaha Home for Boys, 4343 N. 52nd St., Omaha, NE 68104.

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